Films | 6pm Dead Man; 8.15pm El Topo | Ticketed, Goma

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Films | 6pm Dead Man; 8.15pm El Topo | Ticketed, Goma
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Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art says
6pm | Dead Man 1995 R18+ (35MM)
8.15pm | El Topo 1970 R18+ (35MM)

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Our 'The Western' program at the Australian Cinémathèque, GOMA offers a rare opportunity to see these films presented on the big screen as they were intended, and features many 35mm prints sourced from film archives around the world and screened in one of Australia’s last 35mm film venues.

Dead Man
'Bill Blake travels to the extreme western frontiers of America sometime in the second half of the 19th century. Lost and badly wounded, he encounters a very odd, outcast Native American, called 'Nobody'. The story, with Nobody's help, leads Bill Blake through situations that are in turn comical and violent. Contrary to his nature, circumstances transform Blake into a hunted outlaw, a killer, and a man whose physical existence is slowly slipping away.

El Topo
A perennial cult favourite, El Topo pushes the Western genre to its limits. 'Classic Americana and avant-garde European cinema sensibilities meet Zen Buddhism and the Bible as master gunfighter and cosmic mystic El Topo (played by writer/director Alejandro Jodorowsky) must defeat his four sharp-shooting rivals on an ever-increasingly bizarre path to allegorical self-enlightenment and surreal resurrection.
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By: Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art